April 2015

My Trip to the United Nations

On Friday, Mar. 6, Annie ’16 and I, the co-presidents of Girls Go Global, Marlborough’s girls’ rights and human rights club on campus, left for New York with history and social sciences instructor Catherine Atwell to serve as student delegates at the 59th Annual Conference on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations.

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Woman in Power: Inonge Wina Appointed VP of Zambia

On Jan. 26, newly elected President Edgar Lungu appointed Inonge Wina vice president of Zambia. Mrs. Wina is the highest ranking woman in a government position in Zambian history, which is an honor for the entire Wina family—Performing Arts instructor and niece Mpambo Wina included.

Marlborough Wins 94 Scholastic Art Awards

This year, Marlborough Visual Arts students received a total of 94 awards in the regional 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition and a total of 8 awards in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in categories such as photography, drawing and painting, digital arts, and writing.

Breaking the Code: Considering Code as a Foreign Language

In January of 2015, the Kentucky and New Mexico state legislatures introduced a bill that would allow high school students to take coding classes under the Foreign Language Department, provoking discussion across the country about what constitutes foreign language. The states of Texas and Oklahoma have already passed similar bills.